Fantastic 4th Grade

Week of February 15, 2016

4th Grade Instagram Page

4th grade has an Instagram page and we would like for you to follow us! We are only allowing parents to follow our page. If you have an Instagram page, please send me your username so I can identify you after you request access to our private page. The fourth grade page is called "Hedgcoxe_2017" and we can't wait for you to see the pictures that we post on our page!


Instagram Username: Hedgcoxe_2017

Yearbook

FRIDAY is the last day of the Early Bird Special!


Yearbooks are now on sale! The Early Bird Special is currently running and yearbooks are $25.00 until February 19th! After February 19th the price will increase to $30.00. Yearbook Order Forms were sent home last week, please be sure to make all checks payable to Hedgcoxe Elementary. NEW THIS YEAR: The deadline to order yearbooks online is April 8th. If we are not sold out, yearbooks will be available for purchase after that date by check or cash only. Yearbooks are already selling so don’t wait, get yours today!

To order online please go to ybpay.lifetouch.com


If you have any questions regarding anything yearbook please feel free to contact Shannon Flohr, Shannon.Flohr@pisd.edu or Jen LeWinter, Jennifer.LeWinter@pisd.edu

Important Dates

Feb 12 - 19 - Book Fair

Feb 16 - Talent Show Grades K-2 @ 6:00

Feb 17 - Talent Show Grades 3-5 @ 6:00

Mar 4 - Read Across America Day” Everyone will dress like your favorite book character!

Tests

Test

Feb 19 - Math Test

Feb 19 - Spelling Test


4th Grade STAAR Tests

March 29 - Writing STAAR

May 9 - Math STAAR

May 10 - Reading STAAR

Read Across America Day

"Read Across America Day” is Friday, March 4th! Everyone will dress like your favorite book character!

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

Hedgcoxe is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. Students can earn a free ticket to Six Flags by completing 6 hours, or 360 minutes, of recreational reading. Be sure to use the attached reading log to document time spent reading. A parent letter is also attached that gives more information about the program. Reading logs are due to teachers by February 26th.

Family Education Opportunities through Plano ISD

Family Education Opportunities through Plano ISD:

http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/departments/familyservices.shtml

Box Top Collecting

Hedgcoxe is still collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education. Box Tops and Labels for Education are a great way to support our school.

Clothes Donation Bin

A clothing bin has been delivered to the Hedgcoxe parking lot. The school will receive $0.15 per pound of clothing and shoes we collect each month! Money will be given directly to the school!

Reading/Social Studies

Reading / Social Studies: Unit 4 Week 5

Next week, students will review the following skills:

Strategy: Visualize

Skill: Author’s Perspective

Skills Review: Fact and Opinion

Genre Review:: Repetition and Personification

Vocabulary: Word Parts (Suffixes)


Learning Targets:

Students will…

I can draw conclusions about the significance of conflict.

I can write a persuasive essay about the significance of conflict.

Language Arts/Writing

Language/Writing

Students will be writing a persuasive essay in class.

Students will be studying words with Diphthongs /oi/ and /ou/ and the test is scheduled for Friday, February 12.

Writing Homework:

Monday- No Homework

Tuesday- Writing Packet Section 24

Wednesday-Writing Packet Section 25

Thursday-Writing Packet Section 26


Cool Video(s):

Comparative and Superlative

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=579067#.VqVN5_krLIU

Comparative and Superlative

http://www.eslgamesplus.com/comparatives-superlatives-wild-zoo-animals-vocabulary-grammar-interactive-monkey-fun-activity/

Author's Purpose Game

http://www.roomrecess.com/pages/AuthorsPurpose.html

Math

The mathematical focus is representing and generating fractions to solve problems. Students will represent fractions as a sum of unit fractions, decompose fractions into a sum of fractions, determine fraction equivalence, represent fractions and decimals on a number line, and estimate and solve addition and subtraction problems involving fractions with equal denominators.


Cool Videos

Simplifying Fractions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtBUQH8Tkqc&feature=em-share_video_user

Decomposing Fractions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fyejMpObUg&feature=em-share_video_user

Decomposing Fractions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E9fG8BYcBo&feature=em-share_video_user

Science

Students begin to think about the water cycle and weather patterns.



Students collect and record weather data in order to understand there are recognizable patterns among Earth’s cycles and systems that can be observed, described, predicted and explained with models.




Cool Videos


Barometer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah8F-xmvB2k

Anemometer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZpXGPMvJNo

Wind Vane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vD1yeu01gQ

Rain Gauge (pick the video you like the most)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mq-hSO9AJU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdeKdT0nwow

Wind Sock Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFBXRkKD2tI (different wind socks)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRsZkhyGvng (information about wind socks)

Awesome Links

mypisd.net

pearson.pisd.edu (do not use Internet Explorer)

khanacademy.org (do not use Internet Explorer)

lexile.com